Themes in Musicology - 1st semester


Upon conclusion of this Seminar the student should have:
1) Widened his/her horizon of musicological issues through the contact with, and discussion of a varied set of topics.
2) Developed personal skills for research in musicology.
3) Improved, at the highest academic level, his/her oral and written communication abilities regarding theoretical arguments and specific problems of research being done.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Rui Vieira Nery


Weekly - 2

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Teaching language




A bibliografia é definida em função das apresentações do(s) docente(s) e propostas dos alunos.
Alguns títulos genéricos:
Manuel Pedro FERREIRA, \"Juízo estético e filologia musical: em torno de um cancioneiro polifónico do século XV\", Philosophica, 19/20 (2002), pp. 251-78
Gianmario BORIO e Carlo GENTILI (coord.) Storia dei concetti musicali (Roma: Caroci, 2007)
Jean-Jacques NATTIEZ (dir.), Musiques - Une Encyclopédie pour le XXIe siècle (Arles: Actes Sud, 2007)
Nicholas COOK & Mark EVERIST (eds.), Rethinking music (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Teaching method

Reading and discussion of a series of articles or Ph. D. dissertations in Musicology or on musicological topics approached from other disciplines.
Attendence of selected lectures by invited scholars.
Presentation by the students of the individual research projects, discussed by the colleagues, the coordinator of the Seminar and/or other teachers in the Department involved in the respective areas.

Evaluation method

Subject matter

This Seminar provides a framework for discussion of different research topics pursued by the students, giving them tools for devising innovative research projects and making them aware of problems arising from the elaboration of a dissertation project. It comprises:
1) Introduction to a series of contemporary musicological issues, taking into account both the scientific experience of the teacher, and the research interests of the students.
2) Different kinds of research: diverse approaches to Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Performance Studies. Interdisciplinary approaches.
3) Discussion of specific cases, on the basis of secondary literature or preliminary project presentations by the students.



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